There are 3 US Post Offices in Huerfano County serving a total of 6,477 residents equating to 2,159 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 10,338 packages are handled across the 3 county post offices annually. Huerfano County (/\u02c8w\u025b\u0259rf\u0259no\u028a/; Spanish pronunciation: [\u02c8we\u027efano]) is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,711. The county seat is Walsenburg. The county, whose name comes from the Spanish hu\u00e9rfano meaning \"orphan\", was named for the Huerfano Butte, a local landmark. The area of Huerfano County boomed early in the 1900s with the discovery of large coal deposits. After large scale WWII coal demand ended in the 1940s Walsenburg and Huerfano saw a steady economical decline through 2015. Other attractions include historic coal mine sites, majestic mountain hiking and mountain biking."